From the lush Okavango Delta to the Kalahari Desert, Botswana offers unique beauty, incredible game populations, wonderful birding and a variety of activities including horseback safaris, boating in the Delta, quad biking on the salt pans, walking with the San Bushmen and hanging out with the meerkats
Because of the unique water and desert options, we generally suggest an itinerary that gives you a bit of both. Fly-in safaris make transfer times between camps short and easy. And you get a bird’s eye view along the way.
Botswana is about the size of the state of Texas and sparsely populated. Nearly 40% of Botswana has been set aside as massive private reserves and national parks. Shortly after independence in 1966, diamonds were discovered in the Kalahari and the economy got a jump-start. Today, Botswana is considered one of Africa's success stories with a growing economy, political and social stability. The government has encouraged high quality, low impact tourism and the industry now employs 45% of the people who live in the northern part of the country. English is the official language and Setswana is the most widely spoken African language. More than half the population is of people of the Bantu heritage. Botswana has a high literacy rate and education programs are offered to both boys and girls.